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05 Apr 2002 14:30 abottoni

Compilation keep failing...
I Just installed an old Red Hat 6.2 (kernel 2.2.14) on my Linux Box and I tried to compile StegFS 1.14.

No way: I just have got a new compilation error...

Is there anybody out there who actually use StegFS on a Red Hat or Mandrake distribution and who can tell me how to get it working?

Many thanks in advance.

27 Mar 2002 03:48 abottoni

Re: problems compiling
I have a very similar problem.

I'm tring to compile and install StegFS 1.1.4 both on my Mandrake 8.1 box and
my Red hat 7.1 one. In both cases, my compilation process fails because of a
wrong call to a set of macro (DQUOT_????_BLOCKS). I even tried to fix it,
without results. I just produced a waterfall of other errors.

I tried to download and install an older version (1.1.2 or 1.1.3) but older
versions must be installed as kernel patch, while I want to use StegFS as an
external kernel module.

I tried to contact Andre McDonald without having a response. Most likely, he is
working hard at the moment and cannot take care of this kind of problem.
Frankly, I cannot blame him for this.

I think the real problem with StegFS is the lack of a supporting community that
can take care of these compilation/installation problems. It is quite evident
that a single person (Andrew McDonald) cannot follow a large base of users.

I hope the interest on StegFS will grow enough in the future to give
raise to a mailing list and a community. In this case, feel free to contact me
for a contribution (manual labor, beer, whatever...).

12 Dec 2001 05:28 echomrg

problems compiling
I've been trying to compile and install the stegfs 1.1.4 patch (built-in with the kernel) on a 2.2.20 kernel on a slackware distribution but I encountered some problems, the compiling aborts with this error:

fs/filesystems.a(stegfs.o): In function `rc6_set_key':
stegfs.o(.text+0x186d8): undefined reference to `malloc'
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1

I took the rc6.c file from the 1.1.3 release (the makefile asked for it) and i don't have the crypto patch installed.

I tried to find some information on the web but the only things i'm able to find are link to the download site.

Does anybody have any idea on how to patch the problem?

Thanks in advance for your help!


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